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In the backcountry, 40 sites, with a total of 136 campsites, are waiting for nature lovers. Accessible by canoe, the sites are spread over 12 lakes. For more details or for proposed itineraries, please refer to the guide.

You would like to enjoy a fishing stay? From June June 18 to August 8, the following canoe-camping sites are exclusively offered with a daily fishing permits and fishing rights:

  • Dauphinais Lake: DA1A, DA1B
  • Lac des Cinq: CI2A, CI2B
  • Waber Lake : WB1C, WB1D
  • Cobb Bay : BC1C, BC1D
  • Baie des Onze Îles : BI3A, BI3B
  • Lac du Caribou : CA3A, CA3B

To see all the details and to book you stay:

People camping in wooded areas

All canoe-camping sites can be reserved using the Parks Canada Reservation Service under the heading “Backcountry Camping”. This service has all the information you need concerning reservation procedures and refund policy.

Start of reservations: February 11, 2022, from 8 am
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 am to 6 pm
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221

Please note that you do not need to print your reservation and present it upon arrival. Simply arrive at the Visitor Centres with a digital copy or your reservation number to speed up the process.

It is possible to rent a canoe or a kayak for your stay.


  • On sites with fireplace (including firewood): $25.04 per night, for two people
  • On sites without fireplace: $15.70 per night, for two people
  • On sites without fireplace and with fishing experience: $35.65 per night, for two adults who may be accompanied by up to two children less than 16 years of age
  • On sites with fishing experience: $44.64 per night, for two adults who may be accompanied by up to two children less than 16 years of age


From May 20 to October 11, 2021.

Equipment and facilities
A young family on their canoe-camping site

Canoe campsites are located on lake:

  • Anticagamac
  • À la Pêche
  • Baie Cobb
  • Baie des Onze Îles
  • Du Caribou
  • Des Cinq
  • Dauphinais
  • Édouard
  • Isaïe
  • Marie
  • Waber
  • Wapizagonke

Available on each campsite:

  • a maximum of four tent platforms, which are quite spread out
  • a picnic table
  • a dry toilet
  • a bear-proof food hanger
  • a fireplace (where wood fires are permitted).
Equipment to bring

Canoe-campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:

Canoes and equipment on a beach
  • Sleeping bag, blankets and ground sheet
  • Canoe, paddles and life jacket
  • Food, drink and container for water
  • Clothing
  • Dishware, cookset
  • Rope for hanging food
  • Flashlight
  • Matches or lighter, fire starter, kindling paper
  • Insect repellent

Download the Parks Canada App to create your own list of things to bring that you can edit and save.


In addition to the national park’s general rules, canoe-campers must follow a few additional rules:

A young man splits a wood log to fuel the campfire.
  • The following schedule must be complied with:
    • Arrival time on site: After 3 pm
    • Check-out time: by 11 am
    • Quiet hours from 11 pm to 7 am
  • Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
    • behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
    • keep one’s site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.
  • Canoe-camping is permitted only on designated sites.
  • No domestic animals are allowed in boats or in the backcountry.
  • Motorboats are prohibited on all park lakes.
  • It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.
  • You must collect your garbage and leave it in the receptacles designed for that purpose.